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|Noun||1.||business enterprise - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"|
overcapitalisation, overcapitalization - (business) too much capitalization (the sale of more stock than the business warrants)
tourism, touristry - the business of providing services to tourists; "Tourism is a major business in Bermuda"
operation - the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.); "her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride"
fishing - the occupation of catching fish for a living
storage - the commercial enterprise of storing goods and materials
manufacture, industry - the organized action of making of goods and services for sale; "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
business - the volume of commercial activity; "business is good today"; "show me where the business was today"
field of operation, line of business, field - a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "they are outstanding in their field"
market, marketplace, market place - the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold; "without competition there would be no market"; "they were driven from the marketplace"
employee-owned business, employee-owned enterprise - a commercial enterprise owned by the people who work for it
finance - the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
discount business - the business of selling merchandise at a discount
real-estate business - the business of selling real estate
printing - the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution
packaging - the business of packing; "his business is packaging for transport"
building, construction - the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"
venture - a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit
administration, disposal - a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)
establishment - a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
gambling den, gambling hell, gambling house, gaming house - a public building in which a variety of games of chance can be played (operated as a business)
astuteness, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, shrewdness - intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
cinema, film, celluloid - a medium that disseminates moving pictures; "theater pieces transferred to celluloid"; "this story would be good cinema"; "film coverage of sporting events"
business sector, business - business concerns collectively; "Government and business could not agree"
chain - (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
business, business concern, business organisation, business organization, concern - a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern"
capitalist - a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)
copartner - a joint partner (as in a business enterprise)
player - an important participant (as in a business deal); "he was a major player in setting up the corporation"
bankroll, roll - a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.); "he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag"